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a dislike, distaste, enmity (The woman's obvious _________ towards snakes surfaced when she came into contact with the slithering reptile.)
using inflated language, pompous (The politician was _________ as he railed against big government.)
to speak against, to rail against, to disparage (Many _____ the lack of concern for this problem.)
coming from a variety of diverse sources (His _________ tastes range from Bach to The Beatles.)
to make better, to improve (Your chances of passing the test will be ________ if you study.)
pleasant or agreeable (sound); dulcet (The __________ sound of the record lulled the baby to sleep.)
without money (Some formerly rich people have become ___________ because of the poor oil and real estate market.)
to make an effort to gain good favor with someone (He tried to __________ himself with the girls parents by being polite.)
abundant in growth, very fertile (The ________ farmland of Iowa provides an abundant amount of food.)
act of showing off learning in a manner that is needless and unimaginitive (The teacher's lectures are a demonstration of _________ without scholarship.)
land or rock projecting into a body of water (A __________ is an ideal place to build a lighthouse.)
(adj.) having no motion, showing little change (Since our town has attracted little new industry, the population of the city has become ______.)
keen sense for what is appropriate or tasteful in delicate situations (The diplomat handled the situation with much ____ and courteous behavior.)
cleared of accusations or charges (I am willing to go to trial and believe that I will be __________ of all charges.)
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